Summary as introduced:
Local Taxpayer Protection Act. Provides that any new program or mandate requiring a net additional expenditure by any locality shall not become effective unless an annual appropriation is made from the general fund to affected localities by the General Assembly at its next Session, such appropriation being sufficient to fund such program or mandate. However, notwithstanding such requirment, a new program or mandate requiring a net additional expenditure shall become effective if the General Assembly (i) passes such legislation with an emergency clause and provides an estimated amount to fund such mandate or program in the current budget, or (ii) affirmatively votes by a four-fifths vote to pass such legislation without sufficient funding. This bill does not apply to legislation that impacts traditional or constitutionally required local government responsibilities and functions.
01/08/03 Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/07/03 031079577 pdf
01/08/03 Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/07/03 031079577
01/08/03 Senate: Referred to Committee on Finance
01/28/03 Senate: Passed by indefinitely in Finance (9-Y 4-N)